Stayed in Bingley near Saltaire over the weekend .Good walk on the moors .found the 12 Apostles stone circle ! No phone or camera only sketchbook. Red Kite Ravens and a Whinchat too!
Had a brilliant evening with Glossop Art Society on Feb.25. Billy Bye showed videos and slides and I gave a ” talk” to the lovely folks at the group. I learned quite a bit from them as well. Great evening all round . We had time for some late night Bye & How photography on the way home too.
Poem from DE Siddon after live painting at Whitepeak House Gallery 12.2.16. Upon and idle hour as foot and minddid ramble free, on some singular aspectmy eye did fall.
Ancient spoil deep delved and set in place,my way did bound by dry stone wall.
Familiar the bands of limestone grey our native bone our sacred dirt.
What jewelled obsidian lustous lay, the razors edge of parkland chert.
No flint so hard but you would grind, nor hold edge so keen as thou could’st keep.
For shame here stacked by patient hand, a barrier to errant sheep.